I wonder if progress toward rational health care reform could be made if Congress would get some momentum moving forward by passing legislation everyone could agree on. So, I have decided to make a suggestion.
Aspects of good health care include:
1) giving patients instructions in writing, and
2) sending patients the results of any tests performed — whether the test found a problem or not.
These measures help ensure that patients have the information they need to be involved and responsible in their own care. I believe that linking payment incentives for quality to these measures would quickly change the culture of our medical system, which all too often fails to address these simple actions.